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  • Housekeeping note

    November 10, 2019 by

    Posts on this site tend to go in fits and starts: I might make multiple posts over the course of a week, and then nothing for a few months. Don’t expect any consistency. You can find bite-sized bits of my thoughts on my Twitter account.

  • Noir Alley February 20, 2021: Native Son (1951)

    February 20, 2021 by

    This is an exercise to write a review for each edition of Noir Alley, the weekly broadcast of a noir or noir-adjacent film on TCM hosted by Eddie Muller. I’m borrowing an idea from film & TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and limiting each review to roughly 30 minutes of writing, as much because I’m… Read more

  • February 2021 Get Out of a Rut Project day 12

    February 17, 2021 by

    Well, I got out of a rut today: Instead of numb depression and fuzzy executive function, I zoomed straight into unmanageable rage and despair. There are so many things happening right now that are horrible beyond words, and I am under major pressure around work responsibilities, and I couldn’t handle it. When it came time… Read more

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